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New York Gov. Cuomo Resigns Following Findings of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Against Victims

After 11 survivors came forward reporting sexual harassment, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will resign. Those survivors’ statements were captured in a thorough investigation by the Office of State Attorney General Letitia James, leading to a public outcry for the governor’s resignation.

July 6, 2021
                                                                                                                                                        

We honor Juneteenth as a celebration of freedom and Black culture and strength. 

Find resources and materials here in our collection of COVID-19 related content.

We once again affirm racial justice is critical to our work and all efforts to address and end sexual violence.

NSVRC/PCAR Joint Statement on the Capitol Insurrection 1/6

Yesterday we saw events that demonstrate systemic racism, sexism, and the dangerous attitudes 
and behaviors that undermine efforts to end sexual violence play out in real time. While 
we respect the right to protest, which our Constitution guarantees, we condemn the use of 
force and violence to stoke fear and silence those carrying out the process of an election 
decided by the American people. 

Chrystul Kizer is a sex trafficking survivor whose self-defense and survival was criminalized.

Supporters are Encouraged to Wear Teal on the Day of Action on April 2nd

Harrisburg, PA – It is vital that we hold those who commit sexual harassment, abuse, and assault accountable, regardless of their power, fame, or wealth. After the extensive documentation of abuses inflicted on Black girls and women by R. Kelly, NSVRC is pleased to learn that he is facing criminal charges for some of this conduct.

This case is a reminder that we must listen to and believe the accounts of Black women and girls, who experience sexual violence at higher rates than other groups of women but are often disbelieved and face systemic barriers rooted in oppression.

This sentence acknowledges the experiences of the dozens of women abused by Cosby and sends a clear message that sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse cannot and will not be tolerated even years after the event.